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Australian taxpayers fork out for Queen's royal gifts

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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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Australian taxpayers fork out for Queen's royal gifts


www.news.com.au

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and about 40 other Australian officials received the gifts, which cost almost $15,000.

On top of the gifts, Australian taxpayers foot the bill for royal travel - estimated at about $1 million for the Queen's 2011 visit and $350,000 for Charles' 2005 tour and another $600,000 for his 1994 trip.
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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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$1 Million freaking dollars! I think it sucks that us here in Australia are footing the bill for presents given to Australian leaders, as well as the travel costs for the royals. It's absurd. I bet if the public knew that we were paying for everything they done down here, we would have had a second thought about welcoming them.

www.news.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:27 AM
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gillard needs to step down, we need an election pronto. she flip/flops as much as mitt romney. sold her soul to american interests



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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0.00009 percent of your GDP

Dont think anyones goin to miss that to be honest.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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Who cares, the fact is they should pay for themselves



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by daaskapital
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Who cares, the fact is they should pay for themselves


Not at all. You are the colony, you pay for the visit. It's as simple as that.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:42 AM
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Makes me mad!! Why we can't have a republic, is beyond me.
Rubbish Taxes to Queen gift Taxes.


Yes Julia Gallard she needs to step down. Abbot needs not to replace her either.

Bye bye Gillard sick of paying for you to get your hair done as well.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:44 AM
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I agree with that, however, we are in a time where colonies no longer matter. I understand it is how it is. In the article it mentions that if Australia doesn't want to fork out the cash, we should become a republic. I'm on the fence about Australia becoming a republic, because it is traditional and honourable.
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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by daaskapital
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because it is traditional and honourable.
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So traditional and honorable, so if the queen was to die tomorrow would you still feel the same way because then that would mean we have a king.

What I'm saying is well its going to be different when that change takes place and I don't think its going to be the same.

We barely have anything to do with the queen so why do we need her, she never comes and visits and when she does we pay her way.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:57 AM
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There are probably more colonies now than there ever has been, still though I imagine that one million dollar investment will probably pay dividends when the business of the Queens visit is concluded.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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I totally agree mate. The Poms have screwed us over left, right and centre since the birth of Australia. Perhaps when the Queen passes, we could become a Republic. Imo, it would be better, we have always been restricted in things (especially our search for nuclear power, which the USA, and UK restricted us from doing). I think if we had our way, we would be a very influential and powerful country, i would even go so far to say, a superpower.
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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:00 AM
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As an Australian, I say meh to this...

I'm sure with a little effort one would a lot more money being spent on things a lot more trivial.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:02 AM
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The Royal family is among the richest on Earth and well able to pay their own expenses.
Likewise there should be NO gifts to government employees no matter their rank.
That money could be better spent on citizens who are less fortunate.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:04 AM
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Like the victims of the floods in Victoria and QLD, who were all happy that they were coming. Bet ya they didn't think that the costs of everything would be paid by themselves and the rest of Australia.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:11 AM
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You get off lightly, try funding the security and extra's for numerous birthday, wedding and Jubilee celebrations. all for one very average family. I mean these people are just humans, no different from anyone but are treated like they are somehow better than the rest of us. It's embarrassing in this day and age, we still have such an antiquated system of nobility, with Kings and Queens, Dukes and Counts. These entitlements should be consigned to the pages of history, where they belong.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:13 AM
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Did you know that the queen made a personal donation to the QLD flood appeal?

By the way you're acting, I doubt it.

Take the blinders off mate, you're making a mountain out of a mole hill.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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Serfs paying for the satanic monarchy of England.Australia is suffering and yet it spends money for the reptile monarchy's welfare.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
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Did you know that the queen made a personal donation to the QLD flood appeal?

By the way you're acting, I doubt it.

Take the blinders off mate, you're making a mountain out of a mole hill.

No i didn't know that and thank you for telling me mate


However, i still feel it is a valid point to bring up as the Royal family has enough money to pay for itself, and doesn't need Australia to do it for them.

Again, i thank you for the information you have given me, and for the comments on this thread, perhaps i should have conducted some more research before posting this.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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Doesn't this mean that Australians gave the gifts to their politicians? What gift do Australians get in return?



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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a donation that the victims of the flood are paying back. which would make them Indian givers.

We could be more if we was a republic I believe we are restricted the only thing holding us back is people who are scared of a change.



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